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 '.-.M"''  tr  \i       '  I   ;'���  \ OL.      2.  ATliA,    \i.  C,   -oATURlJAY,   DECEMBER,   .30,,- 1899.  ,     NO.  36,  I  MteLeoiian, Mcf ceSy and Co.  ,'   -     (Ll.MI'fKlO  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  \ Builders' Hardware*.  Sash and Doers, -''-"*'"-iv-  Tinware, Graniteware; Crockery  All kinds of Tinsmith v\vork done. "'   . '      '  PERILS OF THE TRAIL.  ,\Vandering for Four Davs Without  f ���     >      '       '  Anvthjnofto Eat'  BLACKSMITH'S  GOAL.  Corner of First and Pearl Street  ....FRESH  NEW  GOODS   JUST  IN....,  J. St. Clair Blackett and Co.  " ���������     r- I  LARGEST  AND  BKST  SkLECTHI) STOCK., OK      '  ���  Groceries,; Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils, Boots asd  Shoes, Rubber Goods and Miners' Supplies.  .IRON   STORE    -<���-*-.-"-   -    -   COR.   1ST AND  TRAYNOR.  {PINE'S-'CHRISTMAJS TREE/  '   '   ",���   ~ "X * ���'  Pine City, Dec. 25 ~ 18,99.-���Pine's  �� "1 r'f -*'  first Christmas 'I lee has*, come ,ai d  fl .'   -      .  gone, but the sweet hiemories it has  left will long linger  111  the  minds  ries ot all w ho were  present,   especial!} in that of the, little  children  who took such an ��c'ive part m the  splendid prograjnme presented_b\,7  o'clock   on   Saturday   e\ening   in  iucDonald's hall,   which   was  profusely  decorated   tor the occasion  with. evergreens   and  holly,   red,  ��� white  and   blue bunting,   pictures  and mottoesv  The hall was rilled to  overflowing, aud amidst the throng  could bs .seen   many   of the  youth  and beauty of Atlin.    Mr.   W.   13. '  Van   Wort  was a oted te the chair, 1  and   after   singing   "All   hail   the 1  power^of Jesus' name," (led by*Mr. ;  Lumsden on the organ), and joined t  in by the audience, the  Rev.   John '  Pringle   read   a   Scrioture    lesson 1  and engaged in nrayer.    The open-1  ing address  was  then  gi\ en   iu   a j  clear strong voice by Master Edwin !  Doggwyler,   after which the follow-,  ing programme was rendered:  Essay...Our First Christmas Tree     .   Helen Curtis |  Song Merry Christmas      |   By the Children j  Recitations Birds'    Christmas  Sermon,    Puss>'.s  Lesson      j   Jennie Momi I  J *   1  Report of committee...'.      I   \V.  B. Van Wort  Tableau...Christ in the Manger...   By Five Children  Recitation...In Candy Man Town   Enola Churchill  Recitation...Santa  Claus'   Sleigh   Willie Doggwyler  Recitation... Flower   Garden    Oteal   Mona  Recitation... Merry Christmas    Lorene Kenitell  Song The  Charge   of   the  Light, Brigade ..Mr. Sands  Tableau The World 'or Christ    ���   Three Girls'  Recitation Wants and Wishes   Marv Curti*-  Song./.Do'i't   Trow ' the .Crust *-~  ' Aw ay .*.... Florence  Letherd il:  'Address r..".....'. Rev. Stephenson  'Recitation. .-.The New Santa Claus *  -    ...' '....'. : Helen Curtis  Song ..The* Volunteer   Ball   . .'. Mr. Cancellof  Tableau:. The angel   scene , from"  Ruth "...^ (.Six' Girls  Exercise...Our^Gift to God    .-..._..... .Three Girl*",  Recitation...Dottie's   Letter    .,   -... .'. Bertha   Mor--"  *"ong  and   Chorus...Bring   Pack  M\ Santa to Ale .- .Children  ���?oug...The Christmas Party.....".   -....: Mr. Stables  Little   Plav ..Christmas    Eve at  Home Chilcr-n  At the close of this play Santa  Claus m all his old-time" glory  dronped uuon the stage, having entered tlie building by the chimney  or in some other unaccountable  way and at once 'commenced to fill  up the stockings placed fer him by  the little ones, after which a magnificent Christmas tree was uu-  \eiled aud an abundance of fruit,  rich and rare was distributed therefrom to all and sundry. The problem ot aerial ua\ iga'tion or not we  are not prepaied to say, but ot this  one thing we are certain, two of  the angtls (which we und:rtaid  were real live girls) remained in  mid air without even a flutter on  their outspread wings for a space of  at least 50 seconds. After the distribution of the presents to the children and others a sack of candies  was handed to every man, woman  and child in the building, aud this  was the climax to another of Pine's  tree entertainments.  '   Mr. Geo. Walker  returned   from.  -- j*t  ���d business visit' to Skagwav . O"1  Saturday last and records a very  trying experience ��11 his return  trip  He    reached    Golden   Gate  DAWSON NOTES.  It is not generally known that  there are on a fair estimate about  1,400 tons of freight on the various  scows stranded and scattered along  the Yukon between Dawson and  Fort Selkirk.  Counterfeit $10 and $20 bills  have made their appearance in  Dawson.  without any unusual difficulty,   bdt  i -.  from    there on   his  troubles  com-  1 * -  menced."   Leaving there  on   Monday morning with a  four-dog sled,  he  was   able  to  make  nearly   tei  miles adown Taku  Lake,   breakiif"  trail as" he  went.    The snow getting     deeper     as      he    proceeded,   he . had ���  to ,- leave sled   and  belongings  behind   and, mike  h;s  way 'on foot as ,best  he  could,   for  Taku r City,    reaching v a  position  from     which     he    could   see  the  lights   late ^011   Tuesday , evening  "Here" he called ont to the people on  shore for instructions,   the  locality  around the mouth of the  river' be-  iing"'dangerous,   a  fact  which   was  .pretty soon proved by Mr. .Walker  'going through souse up to'the armpits.    Howe\ery by'good  luck and  grit he  struggled ,out on to the ice  again   and  backed round   the fii*-t  point   where-he  made  a  landing,;  'built a fire, and dried .himself as. best  he could, his  clothes  being   frozen,  stiff as boards from the  immersion.  After    a , decidedly   uncomfortable  night  he made his way���dogs and  all. tothe liver, with the intention  of fording it  and  thus vgetting   to  Taku   City,   but  on reaching  the  stream he found it  was  too   much  tc  negotiate and turned his face towards Atlin   Lake,   where  he  had  left his boat on the trip outwards.  The snow  averaged  three  feet   in  depth   and  it took Mr. Walker and  his  dogs  two   days  tot reach  the  place.    Man t and animals were now  three days without having eaten  a  particle  of   food.    Here he  unexpectedly run across Mr. J, Williams,  of the post-office department,   who  had come o\ er to look  up  the delayed mail and whose boatman had  failed to make the arranged connections.    Mr. Williams  had  camped  out as best he could  all  night  and  had no provisions either,   although  he  had   kept   a   fire   burning   all  night long for a beacon, ,uo  assistance had come.    Finding Mr. Walker's boat  frozen immovably ih the  ice they concluded to try again   for  Taku City,   first camping all night,  and the trail   being  already  some-  o.ien   wa\er.    ' The /..weather    was  squally.and-j^eTy  foggy,   but  noth--  ,mg daunted, they   took   pos->es-��ioii  of a small boat  they   found   at  the  dook aud -leached . home  safely  after a very,hazardous^ passage.   "Mr.,  \Valker is afraid   that   Mr. '"Vogee,*  the    Dhotograjher,"' who  left out-  vvards last week, must' ha\ e  had , a,  terrible time, and trusts he-will turn  up well and sate.     /.    _, < ���  Mr.-V\ llhams, speaking officially,  says theie is no truth in the reports  tnat the mails were delaved bv ne- <  giecc or a iv .other pre\ eutable  ctfuse. 1 hey got iu at the earliest  , ossible moment ror human eudea-  \ or Id get  them,   although   he ,ad-  O       r  aiils there was a chance ior a Sew  iio.us on Saturday'Wiieii, Mr. Hastie, b^ing.unimcinuberep,i,got over,  bat before the contractors could  make their way through three feet  of suow.to' the-Scotia, where the  mail was stored ami I'lie.i'ee back to  their ,bo'it the lalce had again frozen '  up. He ,thinks that i f the gi 0 .\ lers  could oul���, experience ssoine 01 tlie  actual  lavs  mail at this'"particular season,"  they  \\01ud sing ge 'tie as bucking doles'.  ���*.:..1   A . ,,---���---���  THE BO(ERS CONFIDENT. -  " TTliiTe "London despatch "to tlie*  Daily Mail from ��� Cape Town says:  "keiugees, who have-arrived here,  from Pretoria, report that President  Kruger looked extremely * well ���  much better than he -did a while  ago. The Boers have a complete plan  of campaign worked out months  ago -and had a splendid intelligence  department. They are confident of  -winning. Some of them have even  issued invitations for a Christmas  j dinner at Durban and others for a  champagne lunch at Mafekiug.  ~] They" still seriously think they will  get the British country after a campaign .lasting from four to six  months. They have been strengthened in this confidence by the large  number of British prisoner*- secured  and by the important arrival of xe-  inforceinenJts. TJbe iotal Boer force  is put at "33,000, which clo.sely  agrees with -General Jouberfs estimate. The noeii who were lost al  Elandslaagte warejuaainly German.*-,  HoUauders and fcrish, all of whout  are despised by the Boers and were  put well in front  hardshi is and p'tei itahle de-"  ,iiic> rred   in bring ng 111   the  COCOS ISLAND EXPEDI HON.  Preparations for Ihe new CocJf  . Island    expedition     which     JMra.  what broken by the previous  P*w. ffitehoockf the authoress< is ^^  age of Mr. Walker and his dogs, , izing) are going on hj a ^aieL uay^  they made the trip in a day and (although it is said that nothing .vsrr  hailed the settlement, when a boat definite will be done until tlae lady  put out for them and carried them returns from Near York, wi.are *te  rtM .     ,     .       -.  ,,    now is.    It  is not  dehuitelv s.a.cifiL  across.    1 hey received a hospitable, ^^ ^  ^^  ^ |ijj|cb  reception. Mr. Walker had been j Ues in Coal narbor> wiu ],e over-  four days without food or sleep and hauled for the voyage or not, bwt  Mr. Williams had two davs of the an effort is now being made to ro.intfi  same tough experience.' After a up all Who have made a trip to Cocor  . r .        .        ,.f���,*tt,i   island 111 searcn of the long-hidden  night's    recuperation   they  started  treasure     These? it is   ullderstoocl  for the steamboat lauding on the, Wlll form pirt Qr lhe pro^osed ex-  following morning, vSaturday, and j pedition. ���Vancouver World, No\:.  wete    agreeably  surprised to   find I 28.  >K>  1      4 ,     ^ "  '  _ <, y~s  < "i n  a        ^  ^    ii.  u.     *',^T."  r '        r>  �����   r  -,-<< ���*/���   i'  .y^'-' *'  1"     *:��  i,  -���-;.->?  *   :*��� "w;  V^ Airr.rx,  rr. c, Saturday,   December &>.  Tun   Atlin Claim.  Published   every   Suttirituy   niornfiiir "ij  Tin: Atlin CjjAisi PuiiMhuxko Co.  OHioo of publication -. <  , Second between Truii.ur nnd D'eai-l Street's.  '    Advertisinj^'rutos marie known on iupulu>u-  tion.    < ;  Our subscription price1 I��'?t u yi)ur, pity"'  able In ndvnnce. No ptiper will bp cloU veppil  unless these conditions nrp comoliod with.  1899...  Before our next issue another  year,will have drawn to a close, a  year ever to be memorable in the  annals of history.   Two short years  was liatching was well known to  the British Cabinet at _ the time of  the Jamieson raid, and the complicity, of the German Emperor was- so  glaring that the cabinet strictly repressed the inforruation. iu their  possession, as the publication of, it  iu England would have raised-such a  storm of indignation that an-ini'me-  diate war  with    Germany    uoidd,  i i .  have been the certain result. Ihe  Emperor, finding that Russia and  France,, which r.bo had their fingers In the - plot., would not back  him up' when it came" to- force of  wiselv concluded la eat hum-'  a��o  was    celebrated   the   beloved arms��  ble pie,, which he' did.    Lit view  ot  these  circumstances, it will be wise  Queen's Jubilee with a pomp and  "pageant unparalleled. The occasion* was made one to impress" upon  the nations of the earth the magnificence of Britain's strength and  glory. A fleet, the like, of, which  the world has never seen, was reviewed at Spithead, ��� military reviews were held at'which not only  British troops proper, but eontin-  ' gents from all her globe-encircling  > colonies and possessions took part,  a\ hilst an envious world stared and  wondered at such palpable evidences of prosperity, power and wealth.  Never in-all recorded time did a  ' nation make such a brave display,  nnd who can blame them if the  'people were carried away by their  "exuberance and felt and' expressed  themselves ready-to meet a world  in arms if need be? But oh!! the  bitter irony *��� of Fate! Wrtriiri tw��  -years that proudest of nations is the  scene of woe and lamentation.. Her  invincible armies repeatedly defeated, her bravest and besf.'the* flower  of her manhood,'occupying graves  on the lonely veldt or suffering inglorious durance in Boer prisons;,  thousands of homes made desolate  by the death, maiming or captivity  ' of the loved 'ones, fathers, brothers,  sons, gone down in-the red- sea "of  slaughter," and all this by an enemy  so numerically small that* Itis conquest was at one time deemed only  a side issue, as it were. " The battle flag of Great Britain, covering"  upwards of 400~tnillions of subjects,  retreating, beaten and' pursued,  with all its deathless victories enrolled ou it, before a flag covering less than ��� a quarter of a  million of people! It seems like  some hideous' nightmare. One of  the bitterest consequences" of defeat  which the British nation has to  bear is the rejoicing all over Europe at their disasters." Tine critics of  the veuemous French press, in particular, fairly yelp and yowl  with delirious joy at every reverse  to the soldiers' whom they were  afraid to meet themselves; they are  running up a frightful account  which France will yet have to expiate with blood. Great Britain's-  strong right arm, the navy, is stilL  intact, and every man in it would  like nothing better than to be let  loose on their hereditary enemy.  It  is now palpable to all that the  war is  not  one  of defense by the  for Britain'^ rulers to Like the Emperor's late professions ��f friendship with a considerable pinch of  salt-    ( '���<.'.  As-   regards    the   campaign-   in  South   Afriica.it appears  that   tlie  British,   true ,to> their  immemorial  traditions; . have  entered  the- war.  with* a  plentiful supply  of'pluck; !  'sure.  ,-Great .Britain's, prestige and  ��� ' . . ' "-  'honor are involved, heir positi��-i   as  a leader of-.Uie nations and ' of all  that represents the advancement of  humanity is- at stake,' Her hands  are at the plough,, aiid" amy deviation* or turning'" back would be  lutal. * "Onward," must- be the  .watchword! until the blood-red ban-  .Her of_Englan'd floats in glory   over  ��� ihe ramparts of Pretoria:.1 'God in  his mercy speed;the daywforJ.be  sake* of' the brave men who. arc  fighting-on both sides.        -    -  ��� A well-known mine .manager was  work  on the part of our legislators.  ���The-   unity   that, characterized   the  Gpvernanent -/'when "in" Opposition  not a very long time ago is woefully  wanting'at  the-present  time,   and  no   manner   "of   com prawn Jse'- has  ameliorated! the unsatisfactory'-, state  into  which our Province has" been  drifting.     Pissutisfaction,' has   been  the cry everywhere,''and perhaps no  section   of    the   Province'ris   more  entitled ,to   the  expression   of this  1 - . i*-   ''   ��� .     .  dissatisfaction_uh-ui Cassiar district.'  Willi the inception of this government came everything that bodes ill  lo   this  new   giant of   the 'north;  .'���V  heard to renrirk lately, says t-^ j measure* were passed right and  New r^em-er Ledge of a late date, [^ clipping the*'in'clusLiial wings'of  that the mines'of the Slocm. coukl j ifafi/    co:amjSlliL..   itmd.   .'retarding  th  affordito pay,$5 per'da v - for* labor,  but tlie Silver-Lead Mines Association was contending in the present  trouble'." for tlie' principle,.of -J:be  thing.    The nntaiuigersVare  Braking  this- cry. because .they' cannot  get  men for $3,' the  principle .involved  ohffte;dowe ;iKk<, \  being   "an,extra-  50" r cents  a- day," l6^lbr7their~ support if  and a plentiful lack of brains.    Tlie j ^\\ }he miners .request.  ;      .;^ ^  old Napoleonic adage,   '!"An   army t ��� , , "   - "  of lions led on by   asses,", is  appa-      The Svui newspaper in Baltimore  is a.curiositv.-- -It is  62    vears. old  rently holding true, again. The  Boer's started the war at the time  best suited - to their own convenience,, when the * veldts ' are green  with the spring vegetation and  ib'dder'is 'abundant.--Their' horses  require no other food until autumnal: suiist have parehed tlie grass-:  Tlie*men themselves.are.their own-  commissariat,, a. small ,sack '-of  ''-'mealies"'.''or Indian corn; with. a.  few strips -of "bilton'g,'' or dried  meat,-can be'strapped on the sad-  'die and their-simple wants-are supplied" for a fortnight. This- ensures  a mobility aud - freedom- of action,  which the British cannot hope to  emulate and is- a most important  factor in .the*-Boer's favor. - The  paucity- of cavalry on the* British  ,side owing to a large-- proportion of  tbe horses 'shipped- from -England  not being in a condition to take the  ;'field,. and the consequent dearth v. of  scouting -parties has- also militated  seriously   agaiust  the   British   and  liy .and: ��� retardug  development that otherwise would  have been marked by a 'tremendous increase in the output of the  yellow metal- Such "a government  cannot,hope to "gain friends here,  tt must look elsewhere; but," where,  are they   to  support if they go   to-  the country?,', And "go  they  must,  for,  we  are." reliablv 'informed, the  first want of confidence vote will re-  it difficult, to carry, on the affairs  of * state -without- jeopardising its  tenure of office: They succeeded!,  however, in holding on to office for  one year, a snomt year , in progress,  but a lamentably long one in point  of.Munders.   ,       <  .legatethem to oblivion. Ihe status  and lias never varied its business j of"the pafties prior to the dismissal  rules-. Themanagenfeht reasons from o��xlie kte. Attorney ^General' were  the standpoint of absolute inedpend:]so dose^.that at one! time it- was  enrt ownership.. It will accept adver- th0ught the g��yernmeut \TOuld find  tisement as. a'favor to. vthe ' public.   -     ���   '-     ' " -.���.'-'��������..  Never has-'an advertiser been able to.  secure a. certain place in the paper.1  N.> money could buy this distinction.  The place to> be occupied is- governed by;the office aud subject to its  convenience in? the make-up. Another thing, in 6*2 years ,of its existence it has never tbroken- a "column rule. Double-column ' ads.?  Yes, but the column rule is always  down the centre-. No cuts are allow-1 , ^- q ciute, Q." C. has been" aped and only contour or outline type pg)inted fi'0minissiouer to* British-$i:  is used. No commission is*allowed - -��� ��� ������ .....?_.. _._'_'.._  any. one for business secured. The  office reasons that the advertiser  must pay all tlie expenses of securing an Insertion in the Sun newspaper, and this* applies to the subscription as well as the' advertising  department.    Street sales are really  LIST YOUR  Hewitt Bostock,   M.  in Ottawa, Nov. 30.  ' P. ���  arrived  lumbia to investigate the grievances  of the Slocan miners."  Lord Ellesmere's Proclamation  won the Derby cup of 2,000 sovereigns, JJfov. 17.  caused them  to  blunder  headlong i discouraged.    Nor is any soliciting  into traps, which   otherwise  might'.done.    No onev ever  heard   of the j LOTS AT                          .  have   been   avoided,  and has  also iSuw asking aimerchant for   his ad., ,    - Rflflt'& L JOIISS  caused them- ,to  lose - the fruits-- of j or take the paper.    And the charges j *  a victory such- as that  of Belmont,   are absolutely impartial.    A   single I OLDEST  where a sufficient force  of troapeFS j line cost so much.    A  whole  page J      . '           ESTABLISHED  could have converted the  Boer  defeat into- a rout with   the complete  is paid for at "the same  rate.    The ! BK.OKEKS  subscription list was-a curiousity to' OF ATLI-N.  'disorganization   of.   that, particular me,,   aud   the    business    manager j     Agents for the John Irving Navigation Company.   '  Pearl St., Atlin, B. C.  army and tlie- subsequent easy   re- pointed with pride to weekly dates,  lief of Kiniberley accomplished j The patronage of the paper is er.orni-  Oneof the most galling things of ious and. the concern is a gold mine.  the war is the discovery . that the  British artillery is* simply outclassed by that of the Boersv The guns  used in besieging Ladys-iuilh have  a. range of -from 1,500 to* 2;000  yards more than those of tlie de-  tenders, with the, consequence that  tlie Boers are enabled to shell the  town . whilst out of harm's way  themselves. Why the British war  office Aid  not  know  these things  The manager informed me that they  owned a building a few squares  away with an exact duplicate of the  printing plant always kept ready in  case oi' accident or lire. The Sun is  unique in its- individuality and.independence. .Its-influence is paramount  in> Baltimore and in Maryland- It  has been truly said that its name  has come to be a synonym for reliability,, integrity, and advanced, if  conservative, methods. ���Caxton  Caveat.  will be the s-ubjject of a very in-  Boers, but the result of a deep-laid, ��� terestinig. board of enquiry at tlie  well-planned scheme of conquest on; concision of the war.  their part, the object being to oust1 Meantime, as becomes a generous  the British from all their, South'! foe., we uuist credit our opponent  African possessions and establish in ', tor a wonderful skill and valor iu  lieu thereof a Divtch Soutfo African the field,, and admit that he is- an  Republic     It  is   the Eritiftli wU*��,, antagonist well worthy of our steel,  are fighting on  the defensive, not! hut he must be  put down   regard-jbia,, as- it possesses all the elements  the   Joexs.    That sud\ a szfcene I less ol the tost In  blood   aud trea-1 that  Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revolvers and every description of Sporting Goods  at  TISfiALL'S UN STORE  VANCOUVER.  X    Cut'iloirtie iimiletl on application.  The Local House has been called  for the despatch of business 011 Jan.,  4th..   The approaching session will,. 1  doubtless,, be  of  considerable  import to the future of British Colum-  foreteU   sho-it   amd  deirisive,  Comfortably furnished rooms  and excellent board at reduced rates- for the winter.  Call aud investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  Corner First and Uiscavesy,  -rf-1  ���tr-      r  [y��Mv+j tui*i '-'K* ��ntyfi n.ifMW -7ig.-m��*> ��s  SATURDAY, 'DECEMBER 30! 1859-  1  f  Direct   to    Vancouver   in  r  1, Three   Days  S5i cutch  "I  J-  rfiTH     AND     26'ni    01'  l    ' '     '     <  EACH    MONTH.    .  A'.   H.   BARER,"  Agent,  -* "C. R. R. Of.ice, Skagway  When iu  Atlin stop,   ,  -      .    .     I - *      '     r t t ,  . . ��U the . .      1  OLYMPIC HOTEL  *   First Street. -. -     ,  Hi*aY>quarti-rs  kor  Lkmp's St.  Louis Lagi'r, Bekr.  ���First'class Restaurant in connection  '     .".'A.  BURKE,   Manager.    '���  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  'a    .-   * *    ,,.-",  1  .  -     <���   '   J. H. Brownlee? P. 1. S., 0. L. S.  '  i '   "    '   ��.;C.low��-V;rA. M. I. C. E.       *     .  ..Civil, arid Hydraulic Engineers,  .-   *' i   Land Surveyors.  ' -s /  ,'  "  tv-   \;..t;r * ������< .  > Pka��j  Street, Ati.in, B. C.  T1  'HE NORTHERN HOTEL,  FIRST STRKETl '     -'  The biggest house "in Atlin.��� <  Everything first-class.".,       *  Thagard   &   Tviruey,   Proprietors.  A CANADIAN MINT.  j i t    i- "  The      semi-official     information  f r 1  comes from London tha't the' question    of   establishing   a  Canadian  ' mint has been duly  considered  in  financi/d circles- there, savs the.*New  '  Denver Ledge, witn the result .that  .  the men ,who know,   or  profess   to  ". know, all about the coinage of gold  and Other metals are decidedly   o">-  ,, posed to the propositfon.    "It is but  natural for  the   finaucieis , to < take  a     this view of the question '-quite  its  t   ,. natural as it is for  thein   to oppose  the  double * standard  of {gold   and  silver; or any  other  monetarv" re-  -S     ,   -    Aform  that   would   nieati   a  loss   to  ,    them' of any -of the  great   power  '   they-'now  wield' overv the" world.  The ' establishing? of   a  Canadian  mint aud the  coining   of * Canadian  ��� ,gold and silver into  Canadian   coin  of the legal   standard,   would   in a  very  large, measure, release Canada  v from the t:ght grip -of*; the  world's  "financiers, and  eventually relieve it  ' of the awful burden of'its  ever  ac  i     n  "cumulating  national   debt.    Canada's, resources  are so/immense  it.  ��r makes the" Bominion"~a* "very  sub-"  stantial   debtor" "colony,   and   any  movement .that  would  tend   to  a  broader policy, or a more indepen-  t -    dent financial policy, is sure to meet  / with opposition from the" men ' who  /profit 'by "the  Dominion's'present  ,     condition and policy."'   _ ��� _��� "*   - -  1 r n     Many reasons are given by .these  wise financiers   why   'a.  Canadian  , "    mint  should not be.established, but  j none of theni are any  moTe logical'  ���-*'J T^.A-  than this: "The go\eriment of  Canada makes a handsome profit  on the coinage of silver--a profit  that would disappear if f it coined  its own money. The four quarters  in a Canadian dollar are actually-  worth only 41 cents in gold; that  is, the government makes a clear  profit of 59 cents on  every  dollar's  i \  worth of silver coined  and  placed  in circulation in the Dominion."  If Canada "can make a clear profit of 59" cents on every dollar's  worth of silver coined why is there  such a scarcity of silver coin  throughout the Dominion? Eew  business concerns would reduce  their stocks if they could 'make a  profit of 59 cents on every dollars'  worth - carried. If Canada 4 can  make this "profit now, when the  coinage of the metal must be paid  for, together with the express and  messenger and insurance charges  from the old country, why would  this profit disappear if it coined its  own money out of its own gold and  silver? If such a profit is made by  , . the Dominion where does it go,  who gets it, and why aie these pro-  '   " '-      fits so restricted?  The fact is Canada does not  make this profit on its silver coin.  The mother country makes .some of  it.    Canada orders so many dollars'  worth  of silver coined.    It gets it        THR    ALASKA    FLVER  and pays for it at. about 70 cents on  the dollar.    If a'mintwereestablish- 65 hours to Seattle.  ed in Canada forthepurposeofmak-66 C   C       HI IWIRAI flT "  ing into standard , Canadian   money 1       3* D��     MUlTlllil'lvl/ 1  its gold and silver bullion, the pi ofit I j)ue at Ska��-wa\  -would surely fall to Canada; and the 1 ' ���,_,_,_  ^ ,, ,      ,      , Sunday,   Jan. 14-,   1900.  Dominion would be placed  upon a  more substantial financial basis. At f Reaves Skagway every Tun "I)a vr  the present time it is confessedly ' for Seattle aud British Columbia  weak, with'its only coin money Ports. Buy your tickets at the office  silver that is actually worth only 41   of l'acific Clipper Line, Skagway.  1    1  s  ������" rww���?**���*&**  ...THE KOOTENAY...  ���     "  BAR   .'     '  ELEGANTLY FURNISHED  BACHELOR    'APARTMENTS.-  Rooms with Brussels carpets,  -'  a stove in each, and all accessories.  Billiard and Pool Tables."  .JACK   BYRON,    Prop.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  When you come to Disco\ery take  - shelter under the tree.  Finest1 of liquors.    Good  stabling.  ii. Li��  Funkratu   Director   and  Embai.mkr  Third and Discovery,    Atliu, B. C.  Itotlit". Embalmed for Shipment n Specialty  Urilers on short notice.  All kinds of  Funeral Supplies at reasonable rutc.  TULES   EGGERT  Swiss  Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.  In  A  S. C!i oss' Store.  cents on the dollar.  W. H. TRIGGS, Agent.  -i\\i  *   *��� -   v  v, y ' *  ji t'i  - -* - <-, -,  us >'' -,,V<.'-t'~  * , ,��j y c  . *���' -r -" V  ' -   - s '"   " 1  ��        <l  tf".  / v  J  (*r.  -      Xsi'  ���-t    .v  jc h  c*  (  ���' '-^4  -     i V>\*;  ��� -v^*  " ,*.^  " \  '  .-JS*v '  -       t  .- -\ -~ s  t  wv^  I     x  ^r(>  '.   -,  5^  1  j *��. 1*  1    '       ��  "���   "       '-r^  i     -r J       \*  '/rl  i     /    J,*1  Fine Job Printiog at  The Claim ~rv-t*"m~*~.^n.*..t.**nv.��lwin.1H:toi. .rW.-T LS-rUxSK , ilA2i..-j��jWSKi.��,-i ���ai^ft-.r.auAula.  :r^.'2��'^-^iM;��*r-;:3���''.��^  <��� u ' I >  ,  'I'  I*  ' I  f"      I  if  III  ii'    i  Ir-:  il,  -'l  I'*   *.''.  V 1  li', -^  o1,*  iM  ���i -  Ir  IN-:'  XA,   -  I'   '<  I i  I-   '  AtrfN", , &.'.���.,   SATURDAY    rn'Cf.;MB .'���-#. ;;cp.  St. Androw'i Proilotnrluueliiireltho'il sei-  vioiiH in the Arctic lirothorhoixl Hall, SbuimuB  street Itetweon Truinor und Pourl, on Sunday ut 10:iWln. in.mill 7:31) p.m. Sumluy schnoL  ut \i:'M p.m. l"ev..lolu> Prlnjrlo.lt. A., minister^  Church of I'ii^'iiiii' Hervirus will hu luplil  at corner Truinor unit Third ktuects 011 Sunday nt 11 it. in. and 1:X) p. m.  It . ,  Fresh Fish. Onions.Eggs at Parsons Produce Co.  ,Mr.'C. W. Sawers has been very-  active the past few weeks in having  voters placed on the list. He reports-, having , rounded up 200  names, and'as there is an election  in the wind, it would be well for  those who have neglected to da> so  to stepvup.  Kldoii McLeod,   aged  3,   sou* of  _]VI. G. McLeod, had the misfortune  of breaking his  leg  while   playing  around the .front door of the -Gold  House, at Dicovery, on Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. Stubblefield and  Mr., James Stables, of Pine, who  have been snending a portion- of  Christmas week in Atlin, returned  to Pine on Thursday.  Oh! say! That was oice pick Bed  pork I got yesterday. Where? At  P. P. Co.'s; where'else?-  C. I). Newton received' a wire  the -latter part of last week fiom  Skagway . informing him that his  presence was requested at the laitter  city to consummate a deal in which  half a dozen Piuce creeks cia-ims  will figure. He accordingly left  for the above-named place on Mon-  dav morning. ���  One of the best articles for grod  health is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents and a first-class meal at  50 cents at the Pioneer Bakery. ���' "', (  1  11  PICKED Ur HERE AND TricRE.  ,J"t ai'' piir.e .! '7,;-, ,.is .t s.'i'dl  iil-u.i of tliuc ii.[)\ led.itijn .of his  "ir.io-ilne--" ,wv\ <lv\ -'dion.'  Mr. S.. Jeffreys.' of the   P.   'Burns  Coi arrived in* oil Thursdav.   "He  m  cargo, of turkeys  and   aiso  the decorations " for  the  ' j church Christmas tree,, bat   had  to  i leave them, somewhere  near  Gold  Creek,. from whence  they   will- be  brought    to-day.      Tlie   Christmas  tree will be rigg:sl 11 j> iii ��� style,   and  although late, will be none the  less  acceptable to- the young people.  On Thursday evening Mir. Saw-  ers gave a very piea.sa.11t card party  at his residence 0*1 Second , street,,  followed by a Lunch and conversa-  sione. '��      "     _    *.  ,,  Mr., and', Mrs. Burke ��f the  Olympic, . entertained their guests  and a number of visitors to a. Christmas ddn-iTer on Christmas.^   ,  The mimbef of young men that  are* about to leave on a vacation to  the eoast is alarmingly large. They  are: Alex. Godfrey* T. Iillie, C.  Cullen,,- H_ Noyesr and Dave" Meri-  zies. The latter will remain at  Bennett for some considerable time  in his official capacity. As to, the  former they are liable to go to Paris before they return.'     j- ,  Wanted���Immediately,, a 20 by  40 tent. , Apply at the Olympic  Hotel, First street-      '-1   ��� -~'  Two. old.'Scotch bachelors, who.  were pining for shortcake and  couldn't make it themselves, here-  by acknowledge their' grateful indebtedness to Mrs. Stephenson and  1 Mrs. Dime for two royal squares of  1 tlie  same daiutv overlaid with cau-  The  coldest  snap of the season i ..   ,        ,     - , " '        ���   .,��.       ���*,!���,,  v .       ;died  peeL  and  vmit  vnms.      May  was reached,on   I hursdav mornnig, ;.,   .     ,    , v,    ".-,     ���   c ��.u~  . . - ��  ! their shadows, unlike'.those ot  the  when the glass  reached  32 below. ,  ,     ,    ,        -       . ���_,    ,J1.  ���^ *7 1 shortcakes, never grow less.  Pine City at', the same had it 3^ be-, :   low. * . a ���   '      r SCURVY.  nu.ffiNS & CH.  CC"UN.1��R  ���ssidf  -   Retail   -   Bufcliers.  FlUST    AMD      PK-VKk.   S'lfRIKKTS. '  Builders' Hardware, [Miners' Supplies,  Tinware,  Graniteware,  Etc*, Etc.'��' *  '���'-- TTINSHO-P   IN "CONNKCTION.      ��-.  TI10&. DUNN  & CO.'(limited.)  FIRST STREET  ATLIN, 13.,C. "  THE GRAND HOTEL  ���*��� ' . ,  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL, IN THK NORTH/   EVERYTHING  ��� CONDUCTED IN 'FIRST-CLASS  MANNER.  1   , - / *  '    RieR & Hasth*,, PRO".'RiK.'"fo��i��.s;   l>Avir> Ha>stljsPi Managkr.  ,    Corner of First and' Mscovery Stareet's.  Christinas cards at Dockrill's,  Now is the time to call   itp  your  sood resolutions.     If vou cant live  Win. Brown, of Spruce Creek,  wh��nui we mentioned iu our last as  suffering    from   scurvy,   has   been  up to them the  whole  year  round {brougnt down   ^4 piaced in   the  live  up to them as Ion.' as yo-u can | ho&pitaj for treatment:    He reports'  aud   you  gainer.  A small mail  rived vesterdav.  will be  that    much  the  1 two otbeirs on- the creek   as down  1 with the same disease.    The matter  from   Dawson  air- I SU( n c\ De looked  into  at once by  The date of the i the  trustees ,of the ''medical  relief  arrival ,of thi coast mail is as matter , fanc* alKi, the sufferers brought to  of utter guesswork, owing to the' towra and properly cared for.. Where  late heavy fall of snow, tHne balif! the sick menr aie .at preser.t they  open condition of the' lake, the- j have 110- remedial appliances except  breaking down of the telegraph j ^f the crudest. Let alone the  line and the snow.blockade on- thei humanitarian aspects of the case,  While Pass Railway. ' 1 as a matter af"dollars and cents it  Don't forget that you can get! is better that these luifflxrtunates  Fresh Fish, "Onions, Eggs, Labra-r should be taken iir hand and cured  dor Herring, nice Pickled Pork and j before their complaint, reaches an  manv .other things, at Parsons-! advanced stage.  Produce Co. ���    -  ladies-witnessed the game..   -A ne-;  turn , match   will  be  played next  Tuesday,,    aud   as the  teams  are  evenly balanced-a "-good   contest, is  certain.   _��-',, '  The following were tlie positions  of the players;    Lillie"s,teum���For^'  wards,. Lunvsden,, Wheeling,,,Dicks",,  Wells and Callenl     ' ' .''r '   -  Half-backs,. Dickson,! ' Roland,  Bingham.  Full-backs,. Todid), Reidi. -  Goal-keener ������ Lillir.      .".  Gregory's team��� Forwards.  Richardson,'." Fortiu, Lawrence,  Simmons, Pinder.  Half-backs, Rant,, Lecappellain,  Woods.  Full-backs, Gregory, Snndth���    - ���  Goal-keeper, Young.  Mr. F. Start-Gardner i.? in receipt of a letter from Dr. Phillips.,  lately practising in Atftn. The  doctor was at time of writing in the  old-country aud enjoying: good  health. He was completing arrangements for a trip to tlie seat of  war in his medical capacity; although he does not state in which  branch of the service he is to be  employed. , ' We, wish him safe  through with a whole skin.  Mr. Roljert Cameron had  one of  FOOTBALL ON, THE ICE..  " On. Boxing Day a football-match,,  Association rules,, took place on the  ice opposite the city���Rooters. \-s_  'footers. The Rooters- were comprised of Messrs. Lumsden, Pitling���  Dicks, Wells^CuHen, Dickson, Roland,. Bingham,. Todd.. Reid��� Lillie,  captain. The 'footers were made-  up of Richardson,, Fortin,, Law-  irencer Simmons,. Pinder,. Rant,  Woodls,, Lecappd-laiiii, Smiitli,  Young, and Gregory, captain.. A  rattling good game was played!, the  his feet  rather  badly  frozen   on  a  late hunting trip up the lake. i work all round  being   mote  than  The Rev. F. L- Stephens��*-. ��f, creditable and eventually victory  the Episcopal church, receiveell' declared for the Rooters by a score  from his congregation, supplement;-.! of 3 goals to 1  A. large number of  HIS WISH GRANTED. .  Grange River,, Dec. 6.��� Two ambulance trains from Gras- Pan have  gone to* Cape Town - with the  wounded/ most of whom are doing  well. One man was hit four times;  one bullet struck him* in the right  tliumb; another in the littie finger; a  third took:'off-the tio of his ear, aud  a fourth grazed his chin. A pathetic story of the war'is- connected  with Lieut. Wood, who- was killed  at ModdJer River.. In- .August last  he was showing his younger sister  the mechanism of a'new gun, when  he ' accidentally touched the trigger  amd shot her dead- On leaving for  the front- Lieut. Wood expressed  a desire that ha should be kiHcd iii-  actkoti.   -  needless to- remark, the, club at  once closed with: tlie. generous of-  fer.  :    v   ,   'NEXT,YEAR.  Y<M.--r patience you-must .cultivate  '._**"..   .  And try   ,  To overlook life's sorrows great; ���  ".    c       ,     Nor sigh    -   -  And say the fateof honest pluck  Is queer..  Perhaps we'll all hatve better luck  Next year.  No- doiibt our mines will all give up-  Their riches,  Our better halves uiay'cease to wear  TBie breeches,  Ourgallautsoldiers win many fights-  Well'fought,  And march  to   Pretoria,   as   they  *��� ought,,  ,    *   Next vear.     **"    .  THE "WHIST CLUB.  A meeting to consider fire brigade matters wjll be held in the-  rooras of the B. A. C. store this,  evening. The matter of utilizing,  the money appropriated by the government for fire protection will ba.-  discussed, and it behooves every  citizen to be present and decide on  -iome_' permanent' way of settliug  the matter. ���  Norman Rant arrived back from  a hunting trip last Saturday aud  reports good sport,, having knocked  over four mountain sheep. His  scene of operations was at the head  ol" the Lake.  Perhaps one  of the handsomest  ���,,,     Ail.    T1M . t ^.  .       ... 1 presents the Claim has seen in At-  Tline- Atlin Whist Club- will  meet!.  lin   was. the nugget chain presented  to Mr. A. Burke, of the Olympic,  by Mrs.. Burke. It is really a beauty and was the handy work of  Jules Eggert.  The absence of eight l>e'l-i at 12  o'clock noon the last few days is  accounted for by the fact that the  bell and roap are frozen somewhere  on the watch tower of the McFeely  block.  The reported drowning of three  men and -two women, near the  mouth of the Stewart river,, on  November 3rd, turns, ant to be %  . cauaxd-  on Thursday.evening next in the  spacious- darnng room of the Grand  Hatef, by the*kind courtesy of Mr.  Hastie.. The .club-on this occasion  will be the guests of the committee:  Messrs. Stephenson, PaxLor^ Gregory, Woods,. Cameron and! Stait-  Gardner.. Members will please accept this intimation as official.  In this connection we mayf say  that Mr'. Hastie,. with the large-  heartedness and 'public: spirit which  characterises him-, has offered the  clulx free of rent,, his magiiifiicent  dining room for a night each   week  ijurui  g  the   winter    season,,   and.  /  V;  4   \1  I  *��� z.  j nBfcaani+.TaOTawaaC r<*W*M wmswwmi * rrrnun  <M\*ammmwmimmMM*MWmmMummmiMmmSl

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